Published: Wed, February 26, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

New York Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin, Pavel Buchnevich involved in vehicle accident

New York Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin, Pavel Buchnevich involved in vehicle accident

With Kreider's four-year contract that carries a $4.625 million cap expiring on July 1, the Rangers had two options: trade him now or extend him before the deadline. Financial terms were not disclosed, but TSN pegged the deal at $45.5 million. Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich was a passenger and is considered day-to-day.

"Igor was driving and apparently a vehicle pulled a U-turn in front of them and there was a collision", Davidson said.

The players were taken to the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital immediately after the crash to undergo medical examination. Kreider was a 2009 first-round draft pick and has played his entire career with NY. "It is non-displaced. He will be reassessed regarding his injury in a couple of weeks", he said. The Rangers made the surprise decision to call up the Russian in January - despite having Henrik Lundqvist and Alexandar Georgiev on the roster.

Shesterkin recorded a 9-1-0 record, boasting an excellent.940 save percentage with a 2.23 goals against average, while Buchnevich posted 14 goals and 37 points.

Rangers' Buchnevich, Shesterkin involved in car accident

As for the Kreider deal, Davidson said both sides worked hard to get it done.

The puck-carrying defenseman had 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) with the Hawks this season after finishing previous year with a career-high 60 points (17 goals, 43 assists). "That's a tough curveball that we have to deal with".

The Rangers next play Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

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